Heidegger’s Way to ‘Being and Time’ – Third Workshop – Call for Respondents

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The Centenary Workshops continue with Alejandro Vigo and Charlotta Weigelt on Heidegger’s Interpretations of Aristotle – Wednesday 30th March 2022.

Heidegger’s Way to ‘Being and Time’ – The Centenary Workshops

The third workshop of this series will be held online on Wednesday 30th March. It will be devoted to Heidegger’s ‘Phenomenological Interpretations of Aristotle’ and ‘Aristotle: Ontology and Logic’ lecture courses (1921-22), and the essay, ‘Phenomenological Interpretations in Connection with Aristotle: An Indication of the Hermeneutical Situation’ (1922).

> Alejandro Vigo (los Andes, Chile) – ‘Heidegger, Aristotle and the problem of philosophical conceptualization’
> Charlotta Weigelt (Södertörn) – ‘Was Aristotle the father of constructivism? Heidegger’s discovery of the origin of metaphysics in the Natorpbericht’

Each talk will be followed by a short (5-10 min) response. If you would like to apply to be a respondent, please email Tracy Storey ([email protected]) a short CV (2 pages max.) accompanied by a brief outline (approx. 200 words) of how the material that the workshop will examine relates to your present or planned research. Applications will be reviewed blind so please anonymise so far as possible. Postgraduate researchers, early career researchers, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The deadline for receipt of applications is MONDAY 21st FEBRUARY.

About the series
With an eye to the 2027 centenary of its publication, this series of workshops will retrace Heidegger’s steps towards the writing of ‘Being and Time’, each workshop marking the centenary of key studies through which his thought progressed. We will track how, in the years following his return to teaching after World War One, Heidegger wrestled with, and questioned, the phenomenological outlook of his mentor, Husserl; he drew on themes in St Paul, St Augustine, Plato and Aristotle, repeatedly revisiting the latter; as time became a more prominent concern, he turned to the work of Dilthey, and then to Kant, an increasingly influential presence in Heidegger’s thought as he began to draft ‘Being and Time’ itself. The up-coming centenary offers the ideal opportunity to work systematically through this challenging but very rich material, setting ‘Being and Time’ in its true historical context and making possible a re-examination of the book’s philosophical motivation and a fresh evaluation of its importance. The series is generously supported by a grant from the British Academy and the Leverhulme Trust.

The first workshop, having been postponed from March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, was held online in March of last year and was devoted to Heidegger’s 1919-20 phenomenology lecture courses. The second was held online in November and was devoted to Heidegger’s 1920-21 lecture courses on St Paul and St Augustine, published in ‘The Phenomenology of Religious Life’.

Denis McManus (Southampton)
Sacha Golob (KCL)
Joseph Schear (Oxford)